LPA Basic Training - Person of Responsible Charge Three Part Series
Missouri LTAP Hosted with MoDOT and FHWA (Federal Highway Administration):
Participants must attend all 3 sessions and pass a test to be certified as a Person of Responsible Charge. A link will be emailed to each attendee after Part III upon verification of attendance of all parts required to test.
Projects administered by local agencies using Title 23 federal funds require the local agency to have a “qualified person of responsible charge” who is a public employee accountable for the project. This 4.5-hour training will provide the attendee the basic knowledge of the federal-aid process to perform the following duties and functions:
- Administer federal-aid project activities, including those dealing with cost, time, adherence to contract requirements, construction quality and scope;
- Maintain familiarity of day-to-day project operations, including project safety issues;
- Make or participate in decisions about changed conditions or scope changes requiring change orders or supplemental agreements;
- Visit and review the project on a frequency commensurate with the magnitude and complexity of the project;
- Review financial processes, transactions and documentation to ensure safeguards are in place to minimize fraud, waste and abuse; and
- Direct project staff, agency or consultant, to carry out project administration and contract oversight, including proper documentation.
- Be aware of the qualifications, assignments and on-the-job performance of the agency and consultant staff at all stages of the project.
- Must sign all project documents including but not limited to agreements, certifications, plans, change orders etc.